There was a time in Indian Cricket when we used to see the match-winning partnership of Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly in every second match. They were in complete form at that time. They have helped the team win the match numerous times in their career. Both of the players had crazy skills when it came to betting. Though the time passed and both of them took retirement from cricket.
Both the players had the highest runs in the partnership. They had played 176 matches in their career and scored a total of 8227 runs. The number is high as there are no other players in the world who have even had 6000 runs partnership in One Day Internationals matches.
The ICC took Twitter to congratulate the players where they wrote about the 176 partnership of them and 8227 runs that they scored with an average of 47.55. No, any other pair had scored such big. ICC also added a photo of both of them together in a match with the tweet.
After ICC’s tweet, Sachin Tendulkar replied to it with sarcasm asking Saurav Ganguly if it was possible to score those runs with the ICC’s fielding restrictions of 4 fielders outside the ring. He tweeted that the ICC’s tweet brought those great memories back.
After Sachin’s tweet asking Ganguly about how much more runs they could have scored with the new restrictions, Ganguly wrote that they would have added 4000 runs more to the record.
HIGHEST PARTNERSHIP EVER
Both of the players had made the highest score in the partnership that no other player had ever made. It was a match against Kenya in 2001 where Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly just destroyed the bowlers with 258 runs without losing wickets. Saurav Ganguly hit 111 runs in 124 balls and Sachin Tendulkar scored 146 runs in 132 balls India won the match with a score of 351 runs in total with the loss of three wickets. It was not the only match with a good partnership, there were numerous matches where the players did a great job. Sachin Tendulkar had played around 450 One day international matches in his career where he scored more than 18000 runs with 96 centuries. On the other hand, Saurav Ganguly had played more than 300 ODIs where he scored more than 11000 runs.
Do you know any other partnership better than Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar?